Steve Campbell (tennis)

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Steve Campbell
Country (sports)United States United States
ResidenceDetroit, Michigan
Born (1970-10-12) October 12, 1970 (age 48)
Buffalo, New York
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro1993
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$484,898
Singles
Career record32–54
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 78 (April 13, 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1998)
French Open1R (1998)
Wimbledon1R (1998)
US Open1R (1995, 1997, 1998)
Doubles
Career record6–10
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 184 (June 24, 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonQ1 (1997)

Steve Campbell (born October 22, 1970) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Career[edit]

Campbell, a New Yorker by birth, grew up in Michigan where he attended Detroit Catholic Central High School winning individual state championships all four years along with back to back team state championships.He was an All-American while at Rice University.

He made his Grand Slam debut at the 1995 Australian Open and defeated countryman Chuck Adams in the opening encounter, before losing his second round match to Patrick Rafter. The American pushed veteran Mats Wilander to five sets in the US Open but he would have to wait until the 1998 Australian Open for his second win. In that tournament he beat both Justin Gimelstob and Alex O'Brien to make it into the third round, his best ever showing in a Grand Slam.[1]

Although predominantly a singles player, Campbell's only ATP Tour final was in the doubles, at Bogota, where he and MaliVai Washington finished runners-up in 1995. He made the singles semi-finals of the 1997 International Tennis Championships but had by far his best performances in 1998. After starting the year well at the Australian Open, Campbell won three matches at the Lipton Championships in Miami (an ATP Super 9 event), reaching the quarter-finals. He was also a quarter-finalist at Atlanta and again in the Heineken Trophy, where he upset world number seven Yevgeny Kafelnikov.[2]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1995 Bogota, Colombia Clay United States MaliVai Washington Czech Republic Jiri Novak
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–7, 2–6

Challenger Titles[edit]

Singles: (2)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1995 Brazil Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard Portugal Joao Cunha-Silva 6-2, 6-3
2. 1997 Mexico Ixtapa, Mexico Hard Finland Tuomas Ketola 7-6, 6-1

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